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Last Build Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:30:32 +0000


“How Do I Clean That? ” J&O Fabrics Stain Removal Guide Part II

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:36:00 +0000

A couple of years ago we wrote an extensive article offering suggestions for cleaning the most common stains from fabric.  Our stain removal guide covered everything from blood and lipstick to wine, watermarks and even how to brighten your whites. Due to popular demand and the timeless tips we shared, we thought to update our [...]

Paint the Town Green With J&O Fabrics This St. Patrick’s Day !

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:59:40 +0000

  When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of shamrocks, leprechauns, 4-leaf clovers, corn beef and cabbage and of course all things Irish! But who is this St Patrick ? What’s the significance of all the traditions that make up this celebrated holiday? And why does everyone wear green? J&O Fabrics did a [...]

Rita Moreno Turns the 90th Oscar’s Red Carpet Green

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:51:30 +0000

This past weekend marked the 90th Anniversary of the Oscar’s , a night set aside each year to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements within the American film industry. However, for many fashionistas, designers and viewers worldwide, it is the night of the red carpet fashion parade. For fashion watchers this time, it was the night Rita [...]

RV Road Tripping In Style With Summerdale Fabrics

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:54:21 +0000

    With the camping and ‘road tripping’ season coming up soon, many RV owners around the country are upgrading their beloved houses on wheels, making destination plans, and mapping their scenic travel routes. From converted buses, pop-up campers and teardrop trailers, to hybrids, totter homes and 5th wheels, RV lovers are making their way to [...]

2018 Winter Olympics Fashion Faux Pas

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:04:59 +0000

With the exciting 2018 Winter Olympics coming to a close today, we can all breath a hopeful sigh of relief that the worst of the wardrobe malfunctions is now over. After figure skaters Gabriella Papadakis and Yura Min both braved their worst possible performance nightmares come true with grace and focus (second to a fall) [...]

Preserve Your Precious Pattern Pieces with Old Interfacing

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:51:36 +0000

Looking for a really great way to preserve your precious pattern pieces? Have a roll of old, lightweight, fusible interfacing just waiting to be put to use? Whether woven or non-woven, here’s a cool way to turn your less than impressive interfacing into pattern piece additions that strengthen and preserve at the same time! Step [...]

A Fleece For All Seasons

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:12:13 +0000

With the infamous sighting of the groundhogs shadow predicting another six weeks of winter still left to go, the desire for all things warm and cozy is still in demand. Luckily for those on the hunt, there is a wide array of wonderful fleece material in popular NFL teams, novelty prints, notable characters and solids [...]

Celebrating Black History Month Through African Fabric

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:58:39 +0000

As we celebrate Black History Month and the invaluable contributions of African-Americans in areas of technology, entertainment, science, mathematics and the arts, we are reminded of their traditional roots in African textiles as well. From their textured bogolani (mudcloth), colorful kente and richly colored indigo fabrics, to their Nigerian Lace, East African Kitenge and Egyptian [...]

J&O Top 20 MLB Cotton Craft Ideas

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:11:21 +0000

One thing we’ve learned through our over 50 years in the fabric business is that all the textile goods that come through our doors, are looking to be made into something special. From silky satins aspiring to be prom dresses and clear vinyl yearning to protect beautiful mahogany table tops, to polyester fleece desiring to [...]

Celebrating African Fabric Textile Contributions !

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:01:00 +0000

  As Americans celebrate the inventions and legacies of Africans / African-Americans throughout history this month, reflections of their art, history and cultural traditions can be found in almost every aspect of our society. In recognition of their traditional African fabric textile contributions,  the J&O Family would like to take a moment to highlight some [...]

The Wait Is Over! MLB Cotton Fabric Is Finally BACK!

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:29:51 +0000

You asked. We listened.  The long awaited MLB cotton fabrics are finally back in print and come May 2015, over twenty-five of the Major League Baseball teams will be available for purchase. Hip Hip Hooray! No more searching for hours on Google or digging for hidden treasures on Ebay. No more avoiding demands from clients [...]

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:33:40 +0000

image by Tobyotter What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of! Ask any mother of a little girl and she will agree with this poem whole heartily! There is just something fun about sewing for girls. All the lace and sparkles, netting and organza [...]

J&O Crafty Customer: Jenny’s Angels

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:44:29 +0000

As our Facebook Fan page continues to grow, more and more of our crafty customers are showing off  their cool creations for our J&O family and community to view, share and comment on. One such fan is Karen Jordan of Jenny’s Angels, a line of custom made aprons and christening outfits designed in honor of [...]

DIY Iron Caddy Saves Clothes and Money Too!

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:07:45 +0000

Being a mobile retailer, I am often traveling to and fro with my freshly created and pressed garments in tow to do a fashion show or event hours away. And while many times my destination will have an iron provided for needed touch ups, certainly that has not always been the case (especially w/provision of [...]

J&O’s 10 Top Most Popular NFL Fabrics!

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:22:12 +0000

  With an exciting 2014 NFL football season already well underway (Go Eagles!!) quilters, crafters and die hard fans are buying up NFL fabric stock to make everything from quick-n-easy no-sew-fleece-throws to customized gifts rep’n the teams they (and others) love with visions of Superbowl 2015 wins dancing in their heads or if nothing less, [...]